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Hidden Places, Hidden Lives: Exhibition & Community Forum

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A day in the life in a Supported Residential Facility
An art exhibition currently on show explores more than just aesthetics.

Entitled Hidden Places, Hidden Lives it showcases, explores and exposes life in the world of supported residential facilities.

Hidden Places, Hidden Lives
Hidden Places, Hidden Lives


Supported Residential Facilities (SRFs) provide accommodation and care services to older people and people with disabilities in a group setting.
Source Seniors Information Service Inc.

The exhibition is a collaboration between artists and citizens living in supported residential facilities. It sets out to open up perceptions of how art and creativity can work to enrich the brain and our health. Also providing an expose on how the creative arts can foster healthier communities.

The collaboration is on show as part of the SALA festival.



This collaborative project includes not only an art exhibition, but a public forum on the making of this project.

Hidden Places, Hidden Lives
Hidden Places, Hidden Lives


About the Project
The project has been created using theatre and photography as the main media. The resulting collection of photographs were created by residents mentored by four well-known local photographers, who have built up the confidence and enhanced the photographic skills of residents.

It promises to open up conversations about life for the disadvantaged community, those so often without a voice, an advocate or any family to connect with. Some of the themes explored include inclusion and citizenship and the topic of ageing.

This SALA Festival event is co-presented with Seniors Information Service.

Public Forum

A public lecture will be presented in conjunction with the exhibition on the 20th of August at 6pm.

The venue is the Bradley Forum, Hawke Bldg, UniSA City West campus, 55 North Tce, Adelaide.

The public forum will explore the use of creative arts as a community development tool in socially disadvantaged communities.

Dr Fiona Kerr of the University of Adelaide will discuss how important creativity is to the workings of our brain, bringing new ideas from across the world on ways we can grow and connect the integration of arts and socialisation.

Jenny Hughes of Seniors Information Service will discuss lessons learnt in developing and delivering community engagement and social participation projects.

Attendees are invited to visit the Hidden Places, Hidden Lives SALA exhibition in the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery either prior to or after the Forum.

Register for this FREE event here

Enjoying art
Enjoying art


The Exhibition
Hidden Places, Hidden Lives is on now.
FREE Admission at the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery
Location: UniSA City West campus, Hawke Building Level 3, 50-55 North Terrace, Adelaide
(Cnr Fenn Place/North Tce)

Kerry Packer Civic Gallery
Kerry Packer Civic Gallery


Hidden places, hidden lives
28 July 27 August, 9am 5pm weekdays,
late Thursdays until 7pm
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Why? Exploring the creative arts
When: August 20th at 6pm
Where: Bradley Forum, Hawke Bldg, UniSA City West campus, 55 North Tce, Adelaide
Cost: FREE
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